My beloved spake

Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley

My beloved spake, and said unto me,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig-tree putteth forth her green figs,
and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Song of Solomon 2


Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley

Studied at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music. He composed chamber music and works for chorus and orchestra, of which this is one.